Angola Coffee -- or the Confrontation of an Organization with Changing Values in Its Environment

Hofstede G (1980). Angola Coffee -- or the Confrontation of an Organization with Changing Values in Its Environment. Organization Studies 1 (1): 21-40. DOI:10.1177/017084068000100103.

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

A dramatic case description of events in a Dutch company which is put under pressure to change its policy illustrates how managerial behaviour is subject to the prevailing climate of opinion in society. The clash of interests both inside and outside the organiza tion and the mobilization of consumer opinion by external pressure groups compelled management to revise its policy position. The case is analysed from the point of view of the value systems of various actors inside and outside the company, and of the cultural specificity of the Dutch environment in which it took place. It is also considered as an example of 'garbage can' decision-making. Its consequences are explored for the management of both business corporations and civic action groups.

Item Type: Article
Depositing User: Luke Kirwan
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2016 08:26
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2017 15:52
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/13720

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Schlossplatz 1, A-2361 Laxenburg, Austria
Phone: (+43 2236) 807 0 Fax:(+43 2236) 71 313